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Symposium: Charles Piazzi Smyth / Edinburgh, 3-4 September 2019

The core of the September Piazzi Smyth mini-festival is two full days of talks and debate by experts and researchers on topics related to the life and legacy of Charles Piazzi Smyth – mountain top astronomy, photography, meteorology, and pyramidology. This event is open to any interested member of the public.


The meeting will be held in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh.


Sept 3-4 2019, between 09:00 and 17:00 each day


There will be a £45 registration fee. Note that the registration fee includes lunches, tea and coffee breaks, and tickets to the movie screening on Sept 2nd and the public lecture on Sept 3rd, so no need to book these twice.

Registration is through a University of Edinburgh registration page.

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Image: A very early “calotype” photograph taken by Charles Piazzi Smyth in 1840 – one of the very earliest photographs of South Africa.

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